Koehler surrendered a pair of runs in the fifth inning but was able to leave the with a 4-2 lead and one out in the seventh. Unfortunately, the next pitcher immediately surrendered a two-run home run to tie the game and hang a third run on the starter. Koehler owns a 3.99 ERA and 88:45 K:BB ratio in 112 2/3 innings heading into the All-Star break.
Matsuzaka matched a career-high in strikeouts Saturday, with hs three other 10-strikeout games coming during his rookie season, but he's still looking for his first win since June 10. He owns a 3.55 ERA and 67:44 K:BB ratio in 71 innings going into the break.
Reed had taken two losses and two blown saves in his last three outings going into Saturday, so it was a positive development to see him deliver a clean frame en route to a save. He owns a 4.30 ERA and 42:9 K:BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings.
Hill delivered the first scoring in the game with his fourth-inning blast, and he crossed the plate again on a seventh-inning single by Gerardo Parra. It was his first multihit performance of the month and his first home run since June 11. Hill has hit .241/.275/.365 with seven home runs and 45 RBI in 340 at-bats.
Miley (5-6) now has back-to-back wins after failing to record one in his previous nine starts. Despite the lack of strikeouts, the starter was able to deliver his first scoreless outing of the season. Miley owns a 4.18 ERA and 118:38 K:BB ratio in 127 innings going into the break.
Vogelsong (5-7) received exactly zero runs of support while on the mound for the fourth straight start, giving him yet another loss in a well-pitched game. He surrendered a solo home run in the fourth inning and another run after giving up a ground-rule double to begin the seventh. Vogelsong owns a 3.86 ERA and 94:32 K:BB ratio in 109 2/3 innings heading into the All-Star break.
McAllister enters the All-Star break with a 5.63 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 11 starts (54 1/3 innings). His next start has yet to be determined.
Poreda had allowed seven runs in his previous four outings, allowing his ERA to rise to 5.91 on the season.